Villa Le Maschere
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Original art throughout, from carved stone masks to historic frescoes
- The two alfresco pools overlooking the Tuscan countryside
- Enjoying a rich Chianti in the villa’s cellar bar
- Set on 45 acres of exquisite parkland
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $5 per person per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Easy 45-minute drive from Florence — and the rest of Tuscany — so you can daytrip everywhere from the Uffizi Gallery to the Chianti wine region
- Service by the pools leaves much to be desired; bring a towel, and arrive early
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Villa le Maschere features exquisite architecture matched by its prestigious guest list. Kings, queens, popes, artists and Italian noblemen have all warmed the beds here, and it’s easy to see why: this 16th-century villa captures the best of Tuscan culture, and history. Carved masks, made from local pietra serena stone, grace the façade, offering an intriguing taste of what awaits within. The spacious, airy villa reveals historical surprises around every corner: frescoes by painter Francesco Furini, detailed floral reliefs, and Majolica ceramics dating from the Renaissance and Venetian tiling.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 65 guestrooms and suites is individually decorated, with a striking color scheme, from periwinkle to lemon. Elegant and Superior rooms have distinctive beds, upholstered or lacquered wooden headboards and signature Tuscan-colored armchairs and curtains. While the villa is impressively historic, modern conveniences haven’t been sacrificed. Rooms come with high-end TVs, free WiFi, designer toiletries and fluffy robes. The white marble bathrooms — spacious, with classic arches and moldings – could double as a Parisian pied-à-terre.
If you’ve come to Italy to indulge in the cuisine, Villa le Maschere doesn’t disappoint. You can dine on traditional Tuscan dishes, including pasta slathered in meaty swordfish and black olives, at PioppoNero, where you can eat out on the terrace or sip vino amid the restored brick vaults of the cellar bar, DivinVino. Il Cancello di Ghiereto is the setting for a lavish buffet breakfast, and for serious food lovers there are cooking classes (including wine pairing) with the chef. In the ancient vaults of the villa there’s a wellness center with a lengthy treatment list that makes use of a sauna, a Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi. Its stone arches look out over the inviting alfresco swimming pools.
How to Get There
Firstly got to say the food and bar, waiting staff were awesome, the building itself is grand and lovely. Now the rest of it. We were looking at a wedding venue for ourselves but kept it quiet. The room we were given was very tired and needed updating as it was more like a Premier Inn type room, bed lovely, room a good size but very basic, not even tea or coffee whether needed or not. The reception furniture was faded by the sun but would have been lovely in its time. The lady on reception was okay but didn't volunteer information on the spa, walks, gardens, restaurants even when asked or even how to get to our room. There loss of 85 or so guests, many getter places to stay I'm afraid.
Simply gorgeously! Exceptional service. Great location for wine tasting and shopping and a complimentary car and shuttle into Florence. The.villa is steeped in history and has been thoughtfully updated with a modern twist.
We stayed for 4 nights in a family room.
The room was ok but kind of old..
We got recommendations about this hotel from friends but we were a little bit disappointed..
Small things like no complimentary water in the room, safe which was hard to open.
Breakfast was very good and also the service.
In general we had a nice stay.